Farmstead® Ale Brewed with Honey and Aged in Wine Barrels
Ann is a wine barrel fermented and aged version of Anna (1902-1993), our grandfather’s sister as well as the name of our honey Farmstead® ale. In honor of Anna, her namesake beer is the result of patiently waiting and then selecting our very best wine barrels of Anna – barrels that have been aged and conditioned for between 1 and 3 years. After being placed in wine barrels, the evolution of Anna into Ann is an indeterminate and metamorphic occurrence. Only a single digit percentage of all wine barrel-aged Anna becomes what is unmistakably identifiable as Ann. The beer, the barrel, and some yet unknown, unquantifiable condition seems to dictate its path and appearance. It is identified and selected only through the emotional response that it induces during barrel tasting.